Tom Holland Responds To Kirsten Dunst's Spider-Man: Homecoming Criticisms

Posted 2017/08/01 2460 0

Kirsten Dunst recently dismissed Spider-Man: Homecoming without even seeing it and now Tom Holland has responded to that.


From 2002-2007, Kirsten Dunst was globally famous for playing Mary Jane Watson in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy. The actress has been very vocal about her criticisms of Peter Parker’s numerous iterations in the relative short amount of time since Spider-Man 3 signaled the end of the character’s first cinematic rendition. Dunst has also been quick to compare all of the most recent web-swinger adaptations to Raimi’s version, stating, “We made the best ones, so who cares? I’m like, ‘You make it all you want.’ They’re just milking that cow for money. It’s so obvious. You know what I mean?”

Among the people who disagree with her is the newest Spider-Man himself, Tom Holland, who stated the following when asked if he'd heard about what Dunst had said:

“I read it and I saw it. You know, she's entitled to her own opinion and I'm not one to judge at all. I definitely am not doing this movie for the money. I mean, it's a job that I think anyone would do regardless of what you were getting paid, you know?

Holland then went on to add that he had a blast making Homecoming, and that although Dunst was certainly welcome to her opinion, it doesn’t really affect Holland one way or the other.

“All I know is I had the greatest time on this movie and I absolutely loved it and, you know, if she doesn’t want to go and see it, I don’t really care. I don’t dislike her in any way for what she said, and she’s entitled to her own opinion, so it’s all cool.”

The main reason Kirsten Dunst hasn't kept up with the newer Spider-Man movies is because she thinks that the Sam Raimi movies are "the best ones." While taste is subjective, it is true that 2002's Spider-Man and 2004's Spider-Man 2 remain some of the most Web-Slinger's most popular movies. 2007's Spider-Man 3...not so much. That trilogy was followed by the Marc Webb duology, and while 2012's The Amazing Spider-Man has its share of fans, 2014's The Amazing Spider-Man 2 underwhelmed critically and commercially. This is the reason Marvel and Sony decided to work together on the character, and hence why we have Spider-Man: Homecoming, which has performed admirably over the last month, raking in more than $630 million worldwide and ranking at 92% among critics on Rotten Tomatoes.